Calgary police warn Calgarians not to fall victim to tax scams
With another tax season complete, scammers are now trying to trick Calgarians by pretending to be the Canada Revenue Agency. If they are calling about a refund, scammers will call people saying that they need personal and financial information in order to return the money owed. If they owe unpaid taxes, they’ll ask for payment via prepaid credit cards, gift cards or wire transfer.
Calgary Police are warning people to be aware of this scam, and to call them on 403-266-1234 if they have lost money or feel threatened by scammers. Police have stressed that Revenue Canada will not ask for this type of information nor ask Canadians to pay them in that way.